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Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Downs Union Catholic in Battle of Scotch Plains

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Jake Friedman threw six shutout innings against Union Catholic on Saturday. Credits: John Mooney
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Anthony DiNizzo (33) had two hits on Saturday. Credits: John Mooney
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Eric Kaufman closed the game for the Raiders. Credits: John Mooney
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Raiders celebrate the win. Credits: John Mooney
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Coach Joe Higgins Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School defeated cross-town rival Union Catholic, 7-0, at SPFHS varsity field on Saturday afternoon.

Raiders starting pitcher Jake Friedman worked his way out of a one-out, bases loaded jam with two strikeouts to end the first inning.

"Jake had a shaky start and got stronger as the game went on," said varsity coach Joe Higgins. "He pitched a good game today and got the win." 

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Anthony DiNizo was the hitting star for the Raiders with a single and a double that went to the wall. 

Reliever Eric Kaufman pitched a clean seventh inning. 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood next travels to Linden on Tuesday.

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